The PGA of Canada has announced its 2016 national award winners and newest hall of fame inductees.
The 10 award winners and three inductees will be honoured next month at the association’s PGA of Canada Night celebrations in Orlando as part of the PGA Merchandise Show.
This year’s winners are:
Murray Tucker Golf Professional of the Year: Alan Palmer, Class “A” head professional, Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club
George Knudson Teacher of the Year: Henry Brunton, Class “A” Master Professional, Henry Brunton Golf
Mike Weir Player of the Year: Marc-Étienne Bussieres, Candidate for Membership, Club de golf Longchamp
Ben Kern Coach of the Year: Derek Ingram, Class “A” head coach, Team Canada
Moe Norman Candidate for Membership of the Year: Garrett Malcolm, Candidate for Membership, Breezy Bend Country Club
Tex Noble Professional Development Award: Jason Helman, Class “A” teaching professional, Wyndance Golf Club
Pat Fletcher Retailer of the Year: Adam Tobin, Class “A” head professional, Whistle Bear Golf
Stan Leonard Class “A” Professional of the Year: Ashley Zibrik, Class “A” professional, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club.
Jack McLaughin Junior Leader of the Year: Amanda Minchin, Class “A” head professional, Estevan Woodlawn Golf Club
George Cumming Distinguished Service Award: Bob Weeks, TSN.
Alvin Thompson, Robert Cox and Lorie Kane will also be inducted into the PGA of Canada Hall of Fame during PGA of Canada Night.
The PGA of Canada Hall of Fame nomination process is available here for members of the association, industry partners and the general public to submit the names of individuals they feel are worthy of induction.
PGA of Canada Night takes place on January 26 at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orange County Convention Centre at 5 p.m. in room W109A.